ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GD 410003 RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:               
                                                 GD 410003 RO 
                                              :  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.:           
                                                 FD 410316 S                
                                                 PREMISES: 139 West 82nd    
                                                           Street, Apt. 6F
                                                           New York, N.Y.
                 LAJOS LAUFER,                                 

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The  above-named  owner  filed   a   timely   petition   for
          administrative review of an order issued concerning  the  housing
          accommodation relating to the above described docket number.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of  the  evidence  in  the
          record and has carefully considered that portion  of  the  record
          relevant to the issues raised by the petition.  

               The  complainant  commenced  this  proceeding  by  filing  a
          complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
          services in the subject apartment.

               Thereafter  an  inspection  of  the  subject  apartment  was
          conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence  of
          defective conditions.

               The  Rent  Administrator  directed  restoration   of   these
          services and further ordered, a reduction  of  the  stabilization
          rent.

               In his petiton for administrative review, the owner  states,
          inter  alia,  that  the  complainant  is  not  a  tenant  of  the
          apartment, and attaches a decision of the Supreme Court Appellate 
          Division, Ross J., in substantiation thereof. 



               After careful consideration,  the  Commissioner  is  of  the
          opinion that the petition should be granted.

               The  Commissioner  notes  the  decision  of  the   Appellate
          Division in this matter.  Accordingly, the complainant was not  a
          tenant pursuant to Section 2520.6(d) of  the  Rent  Stabilization
          Code and that under Section 2523.4 she lacked standing to file  a
          rent reduction application.  Therefore,  the  Commissioner  finds






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GD 410003 RO
          that the Rent Administrator's order was  in  error  and  that  it
          should be revoked  nunc  pro  tunc.   Accordingly,  the  petition
          should be granted.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          granted, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked nunc pro tunc.

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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